A period of residency in Cyprus followed by annual visits enabled Eddie John to study the island’s butterflies and to establish the Cyprus Butterfly Recording Scheme. In 2002, he edited (and provided distribution maps for) Butterflies of Cyprus (Makris, 2003; 329 pp. now out of print ). EJ was the principal editor of an 895-page book, Wildlife of Cyprus (Sparrow & John, 2016) and contributed a 64-page chapter on butterflies. In 2020, he co-authored and edited Vol II of Butterflies of the Levant (Benyamini & John). He has written or co-authored over 50 papers, the majority peer-reviewed.